is the Henry N. Ess III Librarian and Professor of Law, Emeritus, at Harvard Law School. He grew up in Minnesota, graduated from Harvard College in 1965 with an A.B. in History and received a J.D. from the University of Minnesota in 1968. After two years in West Africa with the Peace Corps, where he taught law at the University of Liberia, he returned for his M.L.S. degree at the University of Pittsburgh. He served as director of the Harvard Law School Library from 1981-2008. After he retired from Harvard, Terry returned to Austin as the interim director of the Tarlton Law Library at the University of Texas from August 2008 until September 2010.
Since 5th grade, Terry has been a brass player. He played baritone horn in the Tournament of Roses Parade as an 8th grader and credits his high school band director, Butler R. Eitel, for a solid musical foundation. His only lessons on horn were with Lorenzo Sansone, formerly of the Metropolian Opera. In Massachusetts, Terry played principal trumpet in the Charles River Wind Ensemble, solo cornet with the New England Brass Band, and both trumpet and horn in other community orchestras. He is an active brass player in several Austin ensembles and serves as the president of the Austin Brass Band. He plays french horn for the Pecan Street Brass.